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    We support young people and their families!

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    Our Your Story, Your Voice Contest celebrates National Child Day on November 20.

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Who We Are

The Representative for Children and Youth’s office works to support young Nunavummiut. We represent their voice in matters that affect them and ensure the Government of Nunavut protects and advances their rights and interests.

Our work is guided by:


In other words…Young people have rights. We support them!

What We Do

Individual Advocacy

Individual advocacy means working one-on-one with a child or youth, listening and helping the young person address his or her concerns.

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Systemic Advocacy

Systemic advocacy involves reviewing issues affecting larger groups of young Nunavummiut.

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Reviews of Critical Injuries and Deaths

Our office can review child deaths and serious injuries to help prevent similar events in the future.

We are currently developing this area of work.

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Public Awareness

We want all Nunavummiut to understand what child rights are, what we do and how we do it!

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What's New

News

11/18/2016

Nunavut’s Representative for Children and Youth will honour National Child Day this year by participating in the Legislative Assembly’s Biennial Youth Parliament. National Child Day is marked every year on November 20 to recognize the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Canada signing the international treaty.

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Photos and Events

02/14/2017

In January 2017, RCY staff members Lynn Matte, Katie Didham, Nancy Pellerin, and David Korgak visited the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) in Edmonton, Alberta. The purpose of the visit was to assist our team in building its systemic and investigative knowledge base and capacity. Developing these areas of our work are key priorities for the RCY office over the upcoming years.

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Publications and Reports

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Our Resources

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